Japanese Snowbell

Scientific Name: Styrax japonicus
Genus: Styrax
Family: Styracaceae

IMG_0402 japanese snowbellIMG_0403 japanese snowbellThis tree originated in Japan and China. It is a small, flowering tree that never exceeds 50 feet. In June it bears small pendulous white flowers that resemble bells, and in the fall these flowers turn into attractive olive-shaped fruit.